June 28th, 2011
07:30 PM ET

Obama to hold a news conference on Wednesday

U.S. President Barack Obama will hold a previously unscheduled news conference on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. ET in the East Room of the White House, spokesman Jay Carney announced.

The news conference comes as Obama faces mounting unhappiness over the U.S. economic performance, as well as controversy over his refusal to seek congressional authorization for U.S. participation in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.

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  1. Jazz7

    The bomb would be if he announces the audit of the Federal Reserve, NOT gonna happen

    June 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. johnny under the duece

    Maybe he's going to announce his pardon of Blago. before blago spills his guts. Or maybe he's going to announce his resignation so Biden can pardon him .

    June 28, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jj

    is he making it a fund raiser and charging the reporters to see him in the W.House? what a puke!

    June 29, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. jj

    jim STFU! we need a military and lazy ass people dont need a check every month. talkin @ all the POS on welfare with no job no hope n no future who pass it on to their 10 kids that were paid for by the state who then pass it on to their ten kids. thats what is bankrupting america! wake up!

    June 29, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. jim crow

    @jj: welfare should end immediately, agreed,however that isn't what's bankrupting us-it's the 1.2 trillion a year we spend on the military that's bankrupting us. That's 100 times more than all other countries combined spend on their militaries, outrageous. Government doesn't create jobs, as Rush says, so why are the republicans trying to do it so much with the military. We already have enough fire power to blow any country to hell.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. gung hoe

    Hey jj couldnt agree with you more but jim crow evidently youve never served your country these young men deserve every penny but they could audit the suppliers to cut down on their cost

    June 29, 2011 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. gung hoe

    Obama is holding this news conferdrence to announce to the nation where he will be travelin to next him and his entourange so as he can travle the world and play all the finest golf courses of the world on the tax payers dime really that goes for both him and his wife personally that trip that she made to africa on our dime i dont see what in the world that accomplished other than them getting to see their homeland thats just my opinion

    June 29, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. jim crow

    Not talking about the service people's pay, separate issue! Talking about how over bloated the military is.

    June 29, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. Andreas Moser

    Maybe we have killed another AQ leader.

    June 29, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. jim crow

    @gung hoe: nice way to cloud the issue.

    June 29, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  11. jim crow

    Babylon, Assyria, Minoa, ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, Russia-what do these countries all have in common? An over bloated military that was the root cause of their demise as a leader in the world community, most no longer even exist.

    June 29, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
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